Do you know what these are? Yes, I know they’re shrimp and that’s not that hard to figure, but these are special! Very special indeed!
Key West Pinks, that’s what they are! These are not your everyday shrimp by any means.
See how big they are?
On our recent trip to the Keys we treated ourselves to some of the local cuisine. “When in Rome…”, ya know what I mean.
We spent the morning snorkeling and relaxing by the water.
Then A.J. came up and said there was a man there selling “fresh from the boat” shrimp. Well, Tim knew right away what that meant. He was off to talk to this man about some shrimp for me. I say “me” because I am the biggest shrimp fan around! I think I could live on shrimp alone!
He came back with a ton of fresh shrimp for me to cook. I’d like to say that the recipe for this specialty was a little more complex, but it’s not.
- Throw the shrimp in a pot
- Add one beer
- Add enough water to cover the shrimp
- Add salt, pepper, and maybe a little something extra
- Boil for about 10 minutes until they’re bright pink
Even if you can’t stand beer, you need to add it to the shrimp. Trust me on this! I don’t know why, but shrimp like beer. Is that why they live in The Keys?
They are ready to eat! Being extra sharing and caring, I served it with a ton of fresh rolls that my children love. They don’t need to fill up on shrimp! I suggest shrimp sandwiches for the kids.
This is a simple, simple meal that anyone can make! I’m sure you can add a little of this and that, but we worked with what we had with us. And it’s really not the kind of food that needs all that much added. Can you tell that I love shrimp?
Here are a few more Key West Pink Recipes!
After lunch we did more relaxing, fishing, and snorkeling. This crazy Pelican kept attacking the kid’s fish as they caught them.
Here’s just the fish we needed for dinner…
A Snapper of some kind.
The kids caught a ton of fish and kept Tim cleaning fish for a long time. But, it was worth all the work!
This is just the Snapper. We had three or four times as much fish for dinner. We could hardly eat it all. And that’s really saying something with this crew!
It was a great day with fresh catches, full bellies, and fish tales!
Can you tell we take eating seriously around here?
Do you ever catch fish to eat?
Stop by Jen’s at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for Tasty Tuesday! You don’t want to miss all the great recipes over there!